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to 8 inches locally. we're talking about streams, creeks, river, the goose creek. some of these are very, very high. moderate flooding occurring. this afternoon the rivers could be 9 or 10 feet above flood stage. there's that park just off of 80 west of 270, that has to be under water a already. stay warm, stay dry. windy but not as windy. highs today only in the mid 40s. let's go over to monica at 6:03 with a look at time saver traffic. >>> street restrictions are still in effect. basically it's down to 45 miles an hour. i think they just need to assess the road conditions. of course we have road closures as well. it seems like things are getting better in terms of the rain and wind coming down, like yesterday, but you still have signal outages, downed trees and power lines. you will i'm sure hit one of those problems this morning. the motto is turn around, don't drown. let's take a look at live pictures. this is what it looks like on 270. mostly your second ly roads closed. let's take a look on the other side of town. this is on virginia on the northbound side of 95.
'm watching your money and in this half-hour, we're focusing on some positive local economic news. a hot neighborhood is getting even hotter. we're talking about adams morgan. here with us is the senior curator for gilt city d.c. and she joins us this morning. thank you for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> adams morgan is an interesting case because there have been national studies that looked at independent business owners. adams morgan was sort of held up as a banner neighborhood across the country for independent businesses fostering local economic growth and it's only gotten better since then. you're focusing on a couple of trends you're seeing in the neighborhood. we're going to start with yoga. >> right. gilt city provides insider access and experiences to all your favorite restaurants, salons, spas, fitness studios. so yoga we have up on our website right now giltcity.com. they are a family-owned business, established by a husband and wife team. we've got a bunch of great offers for people. five yoga classes for $35. an amazing value. and we also have two months of unlimited
with our local jobs picture and it's pretty good compared to the rest of the country. >> this is another situation where we're saying thank goodness we live in the washington region. the latest unemployment figures are out. let's take a look. at 5.5%, the washington metro area continues to have the lowest unemployment rate of the nation's major job markets. unemployment down all over. northern virginia came in at 4.3%, down from 4.8% at this time last year. suburban maryland stood at 6%, town from 6.2%. d.c. 8.8%. that was down from 10.4% this time last year. things are looking good right now but they may not continue to do so. >> when i first got here, it was always about the federal government and contractors made this place recession proof until we heard the word sequestration. and that's going to take a big hit on this area. what's the latest? >> well, this is a ticking time bomb. we had this massive federal budget package, spending cuts possibly looming. if they trigger because congress hasn't done something, we could lose a lot of jobs in the washington area. washington defense con
in west virginia, southwestern virginia, locally we've seen one batch of rain just miss the heart of d.c. north and west. but look at this. the upper half of montgomery county, even back here toward tuesday came error a and bruins -- tuscarora and brunswick. south and west you're a lot quieter. fairfax is quite a downpour for the moment. there's moderate rain headed to germantown and clarksburg. we've got these scattered showers all the way back toward richmond. this goes back to about north carolina. so we're going to be in and out of the showers all morning long. as i said, i think fewer showers this afternoon. but don't put the rain gear away. temperatures low to mid-60s out there. fairly uniform. lovettsville 59 with 61 in haymarket. 64 fort belvoir and college park also 64. outside on our michael & son weather camera, still quiet out there. wisconsin avenue, traffic looks like it's doing all right. 66 with clouds at reagan national. east, northeast wind at 3 miles an hour. our humidity high at 83%. moisture continues to stream in actually from georgia and south carolina. this goes
for the local economy. >>> as we've been reporting, the occupy protesters are back for this week. they say they're going to, quote, stick to the banks today. they're upset with the banks foreclosing on homes. starting at 8:00 the protesters will be outside the bank of america at 15th street and pennsylvania avenue which is of course across from the white house and the treasury department. this afternoon at the plan on going after several other banks in the area. >>> at 6:05, jessica doyle is here with a special your money report. >> just 82 shopping days left till christmas. but it's one of the most important times of the year for retailers. will it be a good one? >> i know you're not thinking about this stuff yet. you know, the holidays. but the stores certainly are. have you seen them yet? the christmas tree displays? they're already out. maybe that's a sign of the growing optimism for retailers for this upcoming holiday season season. >> reporter: retailers expect more jingle at cash registers this holiday season. the national retail federation estimates holiday sales will top $586 billion.
can you check out the hot trends, you're also helping a local charity. joining me now with all of this is andrew robi, the director of virginia fashion week. this is such a great event. three days of fashion shows helping the charity. tell us about the charity. >> it's bless haven. they're a foster care charity that actually helps the children transition out of foster care. so it's a very special charity for us. we definitely enjoy working with them and the mission they have to be able to improve foster care. >> tonight's show is in rosslyn. tickets are still available on the website. nova fashion week.com, correct? >> that's right. >> of course some of the money is going to go to this charity which is a wonderful thing. a great event that you have. we have a bunch of models you're going to show us. let's take a look at what they're wearing. >> the first model is wearing peri winkle. she has came prepant -- came pre-- she has capris pants. you can transition from the colorful spring feel to fall. >> periwinkle is a local designer we have. >> that's really fun. we have another m
. they graduate with about 5,330 of debt after graduation which is the lowest on our list. >> reporter: two local private schools that you wouldn't normally think of as affordable also make the grade on the rankings of best values in private colleges. george washington at 49 on the list and georgetown at 17. >> georgetown, for example, is close to $65,000. after need base aid goes down to about $30,000, less than that. >> reporter: it may surprise you who can qualify for these need base grants. yale, for example, extends them to families earning as much as $200,000 a year making it a lot more attainable to get that topnotch college education. and need base grants aren't the only way to go either. lots of schools are handing out big merit-base grants to students who don't qualify for need. for example, the average merit base grant at rice university, number two on the affordability list with $16,000. vanderbilt it's almost $24,000. so basically what you need to do if you're looking for an affordable college, let's say you're in the need department, look for the biggest endowments at universities.
local cable providers. >>> we are going to have the answer to today's question of the morning when we come back. keep it here, you are watching 9news next. >>> welcome back to 9news. 6:93 and a chilly 46 degrees one big story this morning has been this police activity in silver spring on the northbound side of georgia avenue. it is just inside the beltway blocking the right lane. as you head north, scoot over to the left, you can exit to the beltway without a problem. we'll take a live look first inside the beltway, seems like traffic is still doing well. it is columbus day with that holiday. we'll take also a live look at the beltway, as i said, it is not affecting the beltway as well -- at all. northbound 35 usually very heavy at duke street, enjoy in this morning, it looks great at the 14th street bridge. one more live look at metro bus and metro rail. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:58. >>> howard bernstein is here with your weather first. >> reporter: 30s and 40s. i had to snuggle with the dog last night just to keep warm. >> your dog is only this big. >> reporter:
streaks when it comes to elimination game. >>> local leaders in one county agree to pay more than $3 million to students assaulted or falsely in prison two years ago in college park. >>> traffic quickly becoming a headache on the inbound side of i-66 because of this accident at route 50. on the shoulder. delays beginning out of centerville head fog fair oaks. >>> welcome back. we are currently looking at 6:26 here on this monday morning. a live look at the u.s. capital complex. we have it at 50 degrees at reagan national airport, but it is going to warm up today. >> i think howard was saying 70 degrees and we are loving that. >> absolutely. wait until wednesday. thanyou for starting your monday with us, i'm jessica doyle. >> andrea roane and mike haiduk are both off today. meteorologist howard bern teen is live with our forecast. >> reporter: down in the 40s in northwest dc. by lunch time temperatures will be climbing toward 64 degrees. we finish at 72 for the high about 3:30. there are storms in iowa and missouri moving off toward the east, but we are in good shape this morning, exc
feet on the west side. locally there's a buoy i've been watching about 15 miles east of rehoboth. gusts to 49. the wider the sustained winds, the bluer the gusts. the wave heights 23 feet off shore working its way toward the west gusting to 39 at ocean city. 39 norfolk. our winds in d.c. north at 20. they will increase. we've been watching the moisture come on shore. already five inches of rain reported on the northern neck, parts of the eastern shore. this is snow in the mountains of west virginia. lauren, say that one more time? 30. got to show you this quickly as the rain is moving in from the east. the heavy stuff just about to move into d.c. west of town we still have some lighter showers going on but it is going to be getting worse and worse throughout the middle of the day and into the afternoon. 52 today. dropping temperatures, increasing wind. again could be gusting 50 to 60 by this evening. maybe 70 or more overnight. tomorrow still having gusts 65 to 70 in the morning. then some showers in the afternoon but 46. wednesday showers, yellow alert with the winds breezy. shower or
for the day. 6:00 p.m. right around 70. michael? >> mr. bernstein, thank you. >>> they're teaching locally but they're definitely thinking globally in this week's cool school. the bus making a stop in rockville, maryland this morning. how could something as simple as a marshmallow help students learn how to solve problems around the world? we take you to christ episcopal school to find out. >> have you wondered how tall buildings stay up in the air? >> reporter: they don't have to wonder. fifth graders in rockville are putting engineering basics to work. >> what's the strongest shape to build with? >> usually triangle. >> reporter: their materials? marshmallows and a spaghetti. their inspiration? >> the empire state building is a pretty tall one. >> the sears tower. >> reporter: they're in a partnership with johns hopkins center for technology and education. hands on learning is a big part of the experience, but it goes far beyond that. >> they're going to help the teachers learn how to work in teams. then the teachers are going to be working with the students and helping them learn how to
've seen or air a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from ow facebook. we'll -- from you on facebook. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. your weather first. a nice day. mix of high clouds and sun. highs upper 70s. maybe flirting with 8 on and a drive home temp a very nice 76. maybe a stray shower up north. andrea? >> thank you, howard. >>> we want you to take you to one last story we have for you before you go. president obama and republican nominee mitt romney made appeals to voters in the final debate last night. a cbs poll of uncommitted voters show the president came out on top. coming up on cbs this morning, bob schieffer has the biggest take away from the final debate. >>> leon traille, jr., the manual accused of trying to firebomb an arlington shopping mall will be going to court once again this morning. that's because yesterday his lawyers asked a judge to order a mental evaluation to see if he is fit to stand trial. >>> former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton visited haiti for the opening of an industrial park monda
prepared. >> emergency responders as well as local utility companies are revving up for whatever comes their way. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live at pepco headquarters with today's readiness efforts. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. power companies from north carolina all the way up to new york are closely monitoring hurricane sandy's track this morning. here in our region pepco has already started to implement their emergency plan. what they've done already yesterday they put 400 contractors on standby throughout the weekend. they also called out to other states for reinforcement. a lot of people in the d.c. area, they appreciate what the power companies are doing. but i think you can understand they don't have a ton of faith that the power companies will actually be able to keep the lights on if this storm does indeed hit. they're taking matters into their own hands. check out what it was like yesterday at the lowe's in laurel. people were lined up to put down anywhere from $800 to $1200 down for generators, a clear sign of concern that folks are growing in
unfortunately extensive experience dealing with this injury. >> malala became a local celebrity in pakistan for standing up for girl's education. she was on a school bus last week when a taliban gunman shot her at point blank range in the head. the taliban has vowed to target her again if she recovers because she promotes, quote, western thinking. >>> the time right now is 6:36. in this your money report, a tribute to the person who signs your paychecks. in case you didn't realize, today is national bosses day. this is a day that was started as a pseudo holiday all the way back in 1958. some are calling it a hallmark holiday nowadays but nevertheless, we are marking the occasion with a -- some insight into your boss. here's the scenario. you're walking down the hall. you see the boss and he or she smiles at you. is that a good thing? maybe. maybe not. a recent study says researchers from the university of california found people who feel powerful tend not to smile back at important people. instead they're saving their smiles for people lower down on the pecking order and their smiles were b
. locally we're looking at some showers into frederick county coming out of western maryland. more stuff, though, as you get back toward hagerstown in toward martinsburg there, berkley springs. to our south and west, there are a couple of sprinkles in fairfax county that are coming out of prince william and fauquier. we're going to watch those sprinkles and light showers for a few more hours. the temps this morning in the upper 30s to low 40s. it's 43 in dng. 39 in -- in d.c. 39 in gaithersburg, 41 in manassas with windchills in the mid-30s. our day planner, we'll have sprinkles around this morning. by midday mostly cloudy and not a lot of sun today. expect high temperatures near 55 and a 5:00 p.m. temperature 53. upper 40s to low 50s for the trick owe treaters. we'll be -- trick or treaters. we'll be back with 9 news now right after this. >>> we are back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your weather first. we have a live look at the u.s. capitol dome, the people's house there. and it is 43 degrees. you will need the medium weight gloves says howard, maybe an umbrella. some light
in the local lanes will not cost you much time. the inner loop still running freely to the wilson bridge. travelers on the 95 corridor: 395, volume building into woodbridge getting into newington and on 395 through landmark but the pace is still good to the 14th street bridge. a stretch of rolling road closed south of the fairfax county parkway with a crash that took out a utility pole. south glebe road police will direct you between route 1 and arlington ridge. a crash there earlier. an accident has been clears in prince william county north of dumfries 234 and police have just cleared that out of the way which is good news. just southbound on 270, the volume delays frederick county take you from urbanna to hyattstown. more volume building in jermantown but everything is open there. word of a crash in prince george's county on 301 at governor bridge road. police are responding and route 1 in elkridge is going to be blocked at least partially north of montgomery road with a crash. next timesaver traffic 6:58. howard how about that forecast? >> oh, a beautiful beautiful morning. what a be
have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. more traffic and weather when we come right back. you're watching 9news now. >>> 6:54. your weather first. this gorgeous wednesday morning it's chilly. 30s and 40s. a neat sky out there with some of the high ds and the sunshine. by noon 64. a mix of sun and clouds all it shoulbe a nice day. highs could be approaching 70 with enough sunshine. andrea? >> all right, howard, thank you. >>> here's a check on the news before you go. following last night's debate, president obama will spend this day campaigning in swing states of -- in the swing state of ohio. republican nominee mitt romney will hold rallies in chesapeake and leesburg, virginia. >>> an earthquake shook new england early last night. the 4.0 magnitude quake hit three miles west of hollis center, maine. it was felt in vermont, new hampshire and massachusetts and as far south as rhode island and connecticut. >>> our time 16:55. -- is 6:55. >> one final check of traffic and weather when 9news now continues.
've seen or if you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. you're watching 9news now. a check of traffic and weather before you go, that is up next. >>> welcome back. your weather first here at 6:53. some showers and storms south of town now moving in towards southern maryland. out of virginia there over toward dahlgren into la plata. watch out for that. later this morning sun returns and temperatures this afternoon about 74. i want to tell you about the event tomorrow. kristen berset and myself at the making strides against breast cancer walk. it's tomorrow. 10:00 a.m. at the sill van theater by the national mall on the south side of the washington monument. go to wusa9.com keyword making strides for more information. jess? >>> thank you howard. the time right now 6:53 and here's a look at the news before you go. campaign 2012 comes to virginia today. after both presidential candidates spoke at lastnitis' al smith -- night's al smith dinner in new york. the president will attend a rally at george mason university for the second
. throw in $10 more for a bar voucher. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from ow facebook. >> we'll -- from you on facebook. >> we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. 6:54. your weather first. we've got clouds out there. still kind after cool sky to the east. got some showers all the way, especially later this morning into the afternoon. perhaps a rumble of thunder with a high of 73. >>> at 6:56, -- 6:55 rather, here's a look at today's news before you go. two prince george's county officers charged with beating a university of maryland student will be in court today. this is footage of the march 2010 beating of student john mckenna. it happened during a riot following the terrapins beating the duke blue devils in basketball. >>> robert griffin iii ran for 138 yards and to touchdowns, snapping the redskins' eight- game home losing streak on sunday. skins with a 38-26 win over the minnesota vikings. >>> the time right now is 6:55. >> we'll have one final look at weather and traffic when we return so stay wit
're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. a check of the news before you go when we come back. >>> welcome back. your weather first at 6:53. we have a a touch of fog and drizzle. looking good for the nats. a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 69. >>> here's a check of the news before you go. washington nationals game three of the nl series against the st. louis cardinals. carpenter against edwin jackson here at home. first pitch 1:07 this afternoon. >>> the death toll from annual outbreak of fungal meningitis has reached at least 11. the cdc says more than 100 people in ten states have gotten sick if steroid shots used to treat back pain. >>> our time 16:54. -- is 6:54. we'll have one more look at weather and traffic when we return. >> see you right after this. >>> one more thing before we go. get together and send your good vibes out toad win jackson -- to edwin jackson. on the hill at 1:00. can you see that? got a little "w" on there. >>> we've been talking about the pitchers taking the mound. edwin jackson has had some rough starts but some
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